Drew Brees was criticized sharply by fellow high-profile athletes including some of his own teammates this week after the Saints’ quarterback reiterated his opposition to kneeling during the National Anthem.

In an interview with Yahoo, Brees was asked to revisit former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s 2016 protest against police brutality against minorities, in which Kaepernick knelt during the National Anthem before games.

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Critical responses to Brees’ statements appeared on social media from major professional athletes including the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins.

And Black Twitter also did some digging, and they found some dirt from his family tree.

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